Car Rental at Aberdeen International Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015.
Start your scenic road through Aberdeen in Scotland, United Kingdom from Aberdeen International Airport. Use Skyscanner to find and pre-book available car rental options from the airport.
Where to rent a car at Aberdeen International Airport
There are at least five car rental companies serving Aberdeen International Airport. These include Avis, Hertz, National, Europcar, and Enterprise. These car rental companies offer their services through the airport, and have placed their representatives and respective assistance desks near the arrivals section there. Most of these car rental companies offer competitive pricing schemes, exclusive discounts for online bookings and book-on-arrival options, bundle deals, and “pay three for the price of two days” rentals. They also offer various types of cars, from economy class cars to executive cars. Weekly deals, as well as daily offers, are also provided by these companies.
What to expect when renting a car from Aberdeen International Airport
Depending on the car rental company, rules and regulations on car rentals may vary. Usually, car rental companies provide their customers guidelines on what to do and what not to do – from booking down to vehicle usage. Some of these companies require travellers to present valid identification documents and cards along with their passports and their booking and payment confirmation details before the release of the car; some offer insurance on the total fees to be paid, while some others provides this as an extra service.
Some of the nearest petrol stations from the airport can be found along Dyce Drive (Shell and J&S), near the A947/Victoria Street (BP Petrol), along the A96 (Shell Station, Malthrust), and others. When everything is set, travellers will be welcomed to rather breezy roads, with moderate traffic situations along the roundabouts in the Dyce areas and Victoria Street. Main roads connected to the airport include the A947 and the A96, Dyce Drive and Victoria Street, to some extent the A90, and the B997. The nearest city from the Aberdeen International Airport is Aberdeen, connected to the airport through the A947, Aucmill Road, the A90, and many smaller roads. Navigating to the city is fairly easy and fast – primarily because most roads experience light to moderate traffic situations only. There are no problematic or heavy traffic situations in most roads in the area, sans certain sections along Auchmill Road/Great Northern Road, and a few roundabouts.
Driving around Aberdeen International Airport
Upon arrival to Aberdeen, travellers may access various services, including shopping centres, a hospital, bed and breakfast/hotels, restaurants, and even parking lots. Do check if there are available street parking spaces, although if parking for long periods, it is best to find covered and multi-level car parks. When driving within the city, be mindful of a few potholes, dropped manhole covers, and cracked or damaged surfaces on the city streets. Speed limits into the city are 60 mph (100 km/h) on a single carriageway or country road and 70 mph (110 km/h) on a dual carriageway. However, some main roads outside the city also have speed limits lower than 60 mph, considering that Aberdeenshire has some of the most dangerous roads in Scotland.
Getting to your destination
A port city north-east of Scotland, Aberdeen is home to a booming offshore petroleum industry and a significant number of international population. Its Aberdeen Maritime museum offers panoramic views of the busy harbour, along with interactive exhibits of the local industries.
Reach Aberdeen from the airport by driving south on Argyll Road towards Argyll Cl, and then taking A96 to E N Street in Aberdeen. No tolls are to be expected here, and the journey should only cover 18 minutes and 6.6 miles.
Edinburgh's charm lies on its iconic castles and majestic palaces, its lush gardens, and its vibrant culture that is the centre of Scotland.
Head to Edinburgh from the airport by driving from Dyce Drive to the A96 in Aberdeen, and then continuing through the A90, M90, and A90 to Inverleith Row/B901 in Edinburgh. Continue on through the B901 to Leith Street/A900 and to the central business district. The journey should take two hours and 33 minutes, with no tolls to be expected. Time provided includes traffic (based on typical traffic situations in Scotland and its cities).
Another port city on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands, Glasgow's selling point is its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a legacy of the city's 18th to 20th century prosperity due to successful trade and shipbuilding. It is now considered a national cultural hub, home to various institutions related to the Humanities.
Get to Glasgow by taking Dyce Drive towards A96 in Aberdeen, and driving through A90, A9, and M80 towards Canal Street in Glasgow. Take exit 16 from M8, and then take Dobbie's Loan/A804 and N Hanover Street tot Killermont Street to enter central Glasgow.